Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park | Kids Out and About Research Triangle

Falling for Local at Dorothea Dix Park

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 10/15/2022
We are #FallingForLocal! Celebrate Autumn in Raleigh with a Market & Festival at Dorothea Dix Park! This family friendly event is open to the public and FREE TO ATTEND! Enjoy live music from local talent and demos from local businesses all day long as well as loads of FALL FUN with hay rides, inflatables, lawn games, kids activities, photo ops, and a pumpkin patch all FREE of charge! #ShowSomeLocalLove and support one of the many independent businesses featured at Falling for Local. Dine from dozens of local food trucks & food tents. Shop with over 100 local & independent vendors.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately.
Falling for Local is presented in partnership by Dorothea Dix Park, Shop Local Raleigh, and the Dix Park Conservancy.
- Breweries will not take cash or credit card for beverage sales; tickets only
- Must be 21+ for all alcohol purchases
- Ticket Bundles are available to purchase online before or in-person at the event
- ID check and wristbands required
- For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://shoplocalraleigh.org/.../falling-for-local-dix-park/
If we need to postpone or cancel due to inclement weather, we will communicate through Eventbrite (Please RSVP) and post in this Facebook Event.
- Hunt Drive off Western Boulevard
- Umstead Drive off Lake Wheeler Road
- On-site parking lots that are more than a ¼ mile from the event area will have a shuttle option.
- For those arriving with persons with limited mobility and require accessibility drop-off, enter at Goode Street off Lake Wheeler Road. - Follow signage and parking staff to location.
- Due to the high volume of people and limited parking, please carpool if possible.
- Bike: Ride your bike via the Rocky Branch Greenway or Centennial Bikeway Connector.
- Bus: Take GoRaleigh 21 Caraleigh - Service to the Farmer's Market along Lake Wheeler Road.
- Ride Share: Follow signs and parking staff to drop-off/pick-up location.
- While we encourage you to enjoy the food and beverage vendors, you may also bring in your own food and non-alcoholic drinks.
- You are encouraged to bring water bottles. Refill stations will be available.
- Port-a-johns will be the only restrooms available. ADA accessible facilities will be included.
Dogs are permitted, but please use your best judgment regarding whether your pooch will enjoy the event. We’re expecting a lot of people, so it could be crowded and loud. All dogs must be leashed, well-behaved and please clean up after them!
Dorothea Dix Park continues to work to be accessible and welcoming for visitors with disabilities and limited mobility. Accessible Parking with reserved spaces is available in all lots on campus. Handicap accessible port-a-johns are located at the Big Field and Flowers Field. Portions of Dorothea Dix Park, including some areas where programs and events occur, have uneven surfaces are not ADA accessible at this time.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Dorothea Dix Park


2105 Umstead Drive
Raleigh, NC, 27603
United States


(919) 996-3285
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
11 am - 6 pm